Discover boutique hotels in Bawah Island, Indonesia
When to go
Located just two degrees north of the equator, Bawah Island tends to have a fairly even climate all year round. The island gets half the rainfall of mainland Indonesia, but if you want to almost guarantee yourself a dry stay, visit between May and September.
PlanesThe closest airport is Singapore’s Changi Airport: once you've landed, you'll be met by a representative from the hotel who will take you to a port where you’ll board a 30-minute ferry to Batam Centre. From there, you’ll catch the hotel’s seaplane for an 80-minute flight to the island. Our Smith24 team can find the best route to Singapore and book your flights.
BoatsShould you happen to be sailing through the Anambas islands, you moor your boat in one of the three lagoons for US$5 a foot net a night (this is entirely dedicated to fund the Bawah Conservation Foundation). Permission to enter Bawah's lagoons must be obtained two weeks prior to arrival. Bawah is a protected marine area in which anchoring, fishing and the collection of any dead or live coral and shells are strictly prohibited.
AutomobilesThere aren’t really any car-worthy roads on Bawah Island, so leave your wheels at home.